Sbeitla (Sufetula)

The archaeological site of Sbeitla is an archaeological site in Sbeitla, in west-central Tunisia. It represents the Roman ruins of Sufetula, and contains the best preserved Roman forum temples in Tunisia. It was excavated and restored between 1906 and 1921.

The city was founded, if not already in existence, during the reign of Emperor Vespasian. Sufetula was the theater of the great confrontation between Byzantines and Arabs in 647, setting the stage for the later Muslim conquest of the diocese of Sufetula and further conquests in southern Europe.